Not satisfied with simply being one of the best pitchers in baseball, Indians ace Corey Kluber is also working on his Rust Cohle impression for a “True Detective” audition video:
On a related note: Jordan Bastian of MLB.com wrote an excellent, detailed article about how exactly Kluber turned into one of the elite starters in the league after being a relative unknown just a couple years ago.
Terrible news for Blue Jays pitcher Matt Shoemaker: the MRI he had on his knee revealed a torn ACL. He’ll need surgery and will miss the remainder of the season.
Shoemaker was in the process of holding the A’s scoreless through three innings of three-hit, one-strikeout ball in his start on Saturday. He twisted his leg awkwardly when he ran over and tagged Matt Chapman between first and second base, however, and it was immediately clear that things weren’t right. He was initially diagnosed with a sprain, but the MRI showed that it was worse.
This is a tough break for Shoemaker, who had started off the season pretty fantastically, posting a 1.57 ERA over his first five starts this year.